For years now, mainstream media has defined our perception of beauty. Most of these are unattainable and a large percentage of people find it difficult to love themselves. Ayurvedic medicine challenges these notions by bringing forth the idea that each of us is born with a unique constitution type. It encourages self-care and self-love.
YOU’RE ONE OF A KIND
Some 5,000 years ago, Ayurveda determined three different types of body types (doshas); Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Each of these is characterised by a set of internal and external traits. Some people have a combination of these doshas. Things like stress, pollution, seasonal changes and so on can throw a person out of balance. In order for a person to be healthy and well, they need to balance their individual constitution.
Learn more about your dosha here.
SKINCARE WORKS FOR YOU, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND
Our skin is our largest organ so what we apply on it is absorbed to a greater extent than most of us realise. Hence, the theory behind choosing skincare according to dosha dictates that it can be used to balance one’s constitution and help achieve healthy and beautiful skin.
Here are the different types of doshas and what type of skincare they generally require:-
- VATA - Thin, dry, crack-prone and wrinkle-prone skin. This skin type requires regular nourishment and moisture to avoid premature ageing
- PITTA - Susceptible to rashes and breakouts if the dosha is imbalanced. In order to maintain balance, it is recommended that foods that encourage skin cooling are consumed
- KAPHA - Oily skin which is prone to large pores, pimples and blackheads. To restore balance for this skin type, one needs to consider a change in lifestyle and diet.
Learn more about your skin type here.
BUILD YOUR ROUTINE
Due to its clean and natural nature, Ayurveda is suitable for every skin type. However, to achieve a lasting result, it is important to develop and maintain a good skincare routine with the ‘right’ changes. Your routine should be tailor-made for your skin as per its comfort. So start with basic yet powerful routine updates.
Our environment is full of harmful pollutants which combined with makeup and other impurities can cause your skin to get irritated. With our Vimala Gentle Cleanser, you will be able to maintain clean skin without applying any more harmful chemicals. Our soothing cleanser includes green tea with antioxidants and sandalwood as an antibacterial agent. The coconut-derived surfactants provide gentle cleansing for your skin.
We naturally shed millions of skin cells every day, however, this shedding tends to slow down as our skin matures. By including exfoliation in your skincare routine, you can reach and reveal the fresh, new skin cells giving your skin a new rejuvenated glow.
Follow the Vimala Gentle Cleanser with the samskrta Skin Polish. Cranberry extract, niacinamide and natural jojoba beads exfoliate the skin without causing micro-tears. These also help to keep your pores clean.
Next use your favourite AWE serum to target any particular skin concerns:
Anti-ageing – Age Recharge Serum
Pigmentation – Brightening Serum
Acne/breakout-prone Skin – Clearing Serum
Sensitive skin – Calming Serum
To effectively nourish and hydrate your skin, we recommend using natural ingredients for skin moisturization. Regular exposure to the environment can reduce the skin’s ability to naturally moisturise itself. On top of that, as we age, the skin’s ability to retain moisture also reduces. With our shaanta Intensive Moisture, you will be able to achieve long-lasting hydration and protection. Not only does it suit most skin types, but it is also a great primer!
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